Fresh Art Thanksgiving Card Mixed Media

You might say this is a month early, but Cheerful Stamppad for Mixed Media artists is having a theme linkup for Thanksgiving and here's what I made.  The base is part of a Thanksgiving card, then the rest is made up of calendar clippings, ribbons, doily, a golden leaf from a barrette someone gave me and was not my style,  stamp pad ink, and acrylic paint.  It's about 4.5 x 7 inches.  I put a magnet on the back to hang it on the fridge.  The lamp washed out the colors in the top left of the piece, it's a little darker irl.  To view it larger, click on the image.

If you have something for Thanksgiving and want to add it to the blog, the linkup closes in about ten days.

Another blog I'd like to mention is,  "the aceo challenge".  This blog names a challenge theme to make an aceo for and then you add yours to the linkup.  Aceo is 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches in any medium and is welcome. Votes for this blog challenge are made monthly by viewers.  Come and see what the theme is and make an aceo if you like.

What do you do with the things you make that are made for these different themes?  I read about swaps and atc trades, but if you're not listing to sell what  you make, do you keep and display, store, throw away, donate, or something else?  Just wondering.


Angela said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today, it was lovely to 'meet' you :)


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! I love all the colors, layers and texture you added.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your Thanksgiving collage is beautiful! It's nice to make things early so they can be enjoyed for longer.

As for me, most of what I make for the different challenges is for sale in my Etsy shop. It does put a certain pressure that does not allow me to be freely creative. It is always in the back of my mind...will this go well & sell in my shop. At some point, I hope to get past this!

New End Studio said...

Thanks for stopping by, Angela.

Thanks Dee and Thanks Debbie.

Debbie I never considered that pressure. (Nada in sales. I started late and am still playing, haven't settled on one avenue to pursue.) What would you make differently?

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, I loved what you made! Beautiful! I love all the earth tones! Perfect for Thanksgiving! Everything I make, goes into my shop, but sometimes, I do swap and do give things for gifts as well. Other times, I keep it for myself! I have lots of art displayed, not just from me, but from lots of people! Makes me happy ;o)

New End Studio said...

Thanks Stacy!

I like the idea of displaying, I bet it helps with feeling energetic and creative, too. I can picture it- no pun intended.

Michele said...

gorgeous layers and colors. thanks so much for joining and for encouraging others to join the challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo michele

Vicki Romaine said...

This is a great tag. I love all the little elements. Thanks so much for joining "The First Thanksgiving" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

New End Studio said...

Thanks Michele and Vicki!